1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) (2017-2020), the WFPHRF Organization Class Rules and the NationalOne-Design Rules.
1.2 WFPHRF Class Rules may be found at www.westfloridaphrf.org
1.3 The Organizing Authority is Bone Island Regatta.
2.1 Open to any single hulled, self-righting, enclosed cabin sailing boat that hold a current, valid, WFPHRF rating and to all offshore multi-hull yachts that have acurrent, valid WFPHRF rating. All boats must meet the WFPHRF Category One (1) Safety, Crew and Equipment Requirements.
2.2 All boats shall be seaworthy and carry all safety equipment required by US Coast Guard.
2.3 Owner and/or skipper shall be a member of a yacht club, sailing club or sailing association affiliated with the US Sailing Association. The term “skipper” means the person, whether or the owner of the boat, who is designated on the entry form as “skipper”, who is in charge ofthe boat and will be responsible for its handling and safety, the conduct of its crew while ashore as a guest of any host yacht club, sailing association, sailing club or any participating commercial facilities, and shall be responsible for compliance with the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.
2.4 All boats shall carry a workable VHF radio capable of receiving and transmitting on channels 16 and 72, and receiving weather broadcasts.
2.5 The Minimum crew, including skipper, shall be three (3) persons.
2.6 True Cruiser entrants intending to use a “cruising spinnaker” under the provisions of the WFPHRF Class Rules shall notify the race committee in writing of their intention.
3. ENTRIES AND FEES
3.1 Entries shall be made by completing the Official Entry form, accompanied by an exact copy of the boat’s valid WFPHRF rating Certificate along with the entry fee.
3.2 The entry fee for Sarasota, and Naples is One hundred forty dollars ($140.00) Until March 1, 2018 One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) Until April 15, 2018 One hundred seventy five dollars ($175.00) Until 5:00 pm May 13, 2018. Each entry fee includes one Bone Island Tshirt, your choice of size, one hat, one dinner ticket to awards dinner at Dante's Restaurant, Appetizers at Friday night Welcome to key west party for skipper and crew, Trolly to the Bloody Mary Breakfast on Saturday morning for skipper and crew.
Reward: Introduce a new skipper to the 2018 Bone Island Regatta If you participate in the 2018 Bone Island Regatta and introduce a new boat and skipper who also participates in the 2018 race, you will receive a 50% reduction in the registration fee you paid for your boat.
Entry fees are refundable until April 15, 2018, and then they become non-refundable. Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. May 13, 2018.
3.4 For rating information, contact West Florida PHRF, Phone (727) 462-0450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
4.1 The applicable Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skippers Meetings. 5. REGISTRATION, CREW LIST, FLOAT PLAN, “SPOT”, AND SKIPPERS MEEETING
5.1 Participants in the Sarasota and Naples to Key West competition may register on-line or via mail to BONE ISLAND REGATTA, 2226 72nd Dr. E., Sarasota, FL 34243.
5.2 The Skippers Meeting for the Sarasota to Key West Race will be at Sarasota Sailing Squadron on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Check in at 6:00p.m. Skippers meeting at 7:00 p.m. Pizza, wings and beer provided.
5.3 An accurate and complete crew list shall be provided at or before the Skippers Meeting.
5.4 A completed “Float Plan” must be provided in writing to the Organizing Authority at or before the Skippers Meeting.
5.5 A Valid “WFPHRF Certificate” must be presented to the Organizing Authority at or before the Skippers meeting. All certificates must be valid and there will be no certificates printed at the Skippers Meetings. 5.6 All vessels are required to have a SPOT tracking device. And be activated on our URL which will be provided closer to the race date.
6. CLASSES AND DIVISIONS
6.1 Minimum of one (1) boat makes a class.
6.2 Classes are: WFPHRF Spinnaker, WFPHRF Non-Spinnaker, WFPHRF Cruising, and WFPHRF Multi-hull as defined in the WFPHRF Class Rules. Further division of classes may be dictated by the number of entries received.
7. START 7.1 Sarasota - There will be one start on May 16, 2018, start time to be determined, see sailing instructions for further details.
7.2 Naples – There will be one start on May 17, 2018, start time to be determined, see sailing instructions for exact details
8. COURSES 8.1 The Sarasota to Key West Race shall begin West of the mouth of Big Pass in the vicinity of 27.15.60N, 82 34.50W. Leave all coastal government marks including Smith Shoal Light to port, thence to Key West Northwest Channel sea buoy “1” FL G 2.5sec bell, leaving it to port, then along the Northwest Channel to the finish line in the vicinity of the Key West Bight Channel as more fully described in the sailing instructions. Rated course distance is 169 nautical miles.
8.2 The Naples to Key West Race shall begin west of Naples Municipal Pier in the vicinity of 26 07.879N, 81 48.566W. Leave all coastal government marks includingSmith Shoal Light to port, thence to Key West Northwest Channel sea buoy “1” FL G 2.5sec bell, leaving it to port, then along the Northwest Channel to the finish line in the vicinity of Key West Bight Channel as more fully described in the sailing instructions. Rated course distance for Naples is 97.5 nautical miles.
9.1 Corrected times will be calculated using time on distance on the boats WFPHRF “OWC” rating.
10. TIME LIMITS
10.1 Vessels not finished by, time to be determined, will be considered DNF.
11.1 Trophies will be awarded based on the number of entries in each division as follows: Three entries, one trophy. Four entries, two trophies. Five or more entries, three trophies. Specialty prizes may also be given. First over the line trophy will be given to the first monohull over the line for each start.
12.1 Sarasota: You may contact Marina Jack, or Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
12.2 Key West: Early reservations are recommended. Conch Harbor Marina (305) 294-2933, A&B Marina (800) 223 8352, Key West Bight Marina (305) 809-3984.
12.3 Naples: LIMITED Dockage is available at the Naples SAILING and Yacht Club (1 st Come-1 st Served). Telephone - Dockmaster: Amanda Wentworth 239-821-6329 or email@example.com
13. OTHER INFORMATION
13.1 Competitors compete in the regatta at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority, host clubs, sponsors, their associates and appointees will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta.
13.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM: Alice Petrat 941-232-3635, Greg Petrat 941-232-3637, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Grant Dumas at email@example.com or www.boneislandregatta.com